50th anniversary – finale to a year of celebrations

RG Cakes

On 28 November 2017, Hospital Radio Glamorgan (RG) held a finale to its 50th anniversary  year of celebrations, with a special ceremony, attended by Maria Battle, Chair of CV UHB and Michelle Fowler Volunteer Manager.

In the company of many of the current RG volunteers, Maria planted a time capsule with memorabilia from the charity, unveiled a commemorative plaque at the newly planted RG tree (by the lake outside the concourse), and presented volunteers with a 1st edition of the RG patient magazine and a special RG volunteer pin badge.

The cherry blossom tree and flower display were donated by Countrywide Grounds Maintenance.

The radio station, which is run entirely by a team of over 45 volunteers, broadcast 7 days a week from the University Hospital of Wales. The volunteers, who range in age from 17-80 and come from a variety of backgrounds help support the many live shows and work behind the scenes.   Patients can access the Radio Glamorgan via the free Wifi and staff, visitors and the general public may also enjoy the service by tuning in on-line via the free app, website, or speakers in the corridor.

The evening concluded by cutting of a celebratory turntable cake brought the evening event to a close.

Two of the volunteers, Simon Field and Karlo King, have been volunteers for over 35 years. Karlo is shown in the cutting of the cake photo with Clare Sinclair, Chair of Hospital Radio Glamorgan.

 

Unveiling of commemorative plaque Pin badge  Commemorative Plaque

Group photo with time capsule Cutting of cake

The radio station is run entirely by volunteers. Currently over 45 volunteers, who range in age from 17-80 and come from a variety of backgrounds help support behind the scenes and broadcast shows.   Patients can access the service on free Wifi and staff, visitors and the general public may also enjoy the service by tuning in on-line via the free app, website, or speakers in the corridor.Radio Glamorgan (RG) is a registered charity it provides a hospital based radio broadcasting service to the University Hospital of Wales (UHW) in Cardiff.  RG was founded in 1967 at the Cardiff Royal Infirmary. In 1974 the station moved to a basement studio at the University Hospital of Wales and in 1999, after much fundraising, secured enough money to have a purpose built studio on the main thoroughfare through UHW.